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A 1:00AM Musing

Hi my friend,

Thought I’d send you a hello in the middle of the night, for I was thinking about you. I hope all is well and that Mother Nature isn’t too ticked off wherever you are. She is clearly annoyed with us locally, for 100+ degree temps before summer even arrives, suggests we have definitely pissed her off.

Bogey, Lucy and I were out a little while ago, and the weight of the air was so heavy, it almost felt like a blanket. I could feel it despite knowing there was nothing I could see for confirmation. There’s so much that one responds to without sensory back-up. I can feel air circling my skin, and can’t touch it. I can hear a fascinating chorus of birds, locate their whereabouts in the trees, yet can’t see them. I think I can make the case for Antoine de St. Exupery who offered up these words in The Little Prince – “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate all the gifts that the senses provide – but do I marvel at the sight, or the feelings evoked? When I listen to music, play hide and seek with the fireflies in the backyard, sit at my desk surrounded by all that is familiar and soothing, I am responding to that which is unseen. The way they make my heart feel.

Which brings me to why I’m writing you today.

There are people who I have followed on WordPress for years. Never met them, never spoke to them, and would likely not recognize them if we passed on the street. And yet, they are my friends – a term I don’t use flippantly. We commiserate in comment sections, check in with each other on email, rail at times, commiserate other times and occasionally marvel at our common ground. Ground that we walk in figurative step, covering invisible miles through the ether, yet as firm under my feet as the street. There is wonder in this.

So today I’m just saying ‘hi’ to you, wherever you are. I’m so, so glad we’re sharing some time and space, and if you’re reading this in the morning, a cup of coffee. “We are all connected in the unending chain of belief and doubt. Together we can answer each other’s questions.” How awesome.

Have a good day – see you soon.

32 thoughts on “A 1:00AM Musing”

  1. Good morning Mimi
    From the other side of the world! It’s afternoon here and a beautiful, cool and mild winter.

    As the sun sets, I’m sending you some cool air and lots of hugs 🤗

  2. 100 degrees! Wow, Mimi, I really can’t imagine that – I think I’d pass out! – and I wish cooler days for you very soon.

    It’s lovely to have a photo of your desk! – a contemporary version of Emily Dickinson’s, beside her window at Amherst. And you have matching gifts for awakening deep reflection, relationship and response in your readers.

    “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye” …

    Yes: absolutely, contemplatively, perpetually, YES!

    Sending love for you and yours from Edinburgh – 62 degrees and speaking of a UK heatwave! 😎🌱xxx

    1. It’s my little corner of familiarity in a world that increasingly seems unfamiliar to me…Sending love to you in perfectly temperate Edinburgh!! Xx

    1. The strawberry moon played a bit of ‘now you see me, now you don’t’ – the haze provided impressive camouflage. Hope you’re comfortable wherever you may be…we’re in the soup through next week, with a promised respite over the weekend…❤️‍🔥🌷🤗

      1. I am outside Philly, which is pretty soupy too right now. I hail from Edinburgh and miss the fresh air, interesting clouds and glimpses of sunshine! 😎

      2. I can totally understand missing fresh, clear air and intriguing cloud configurations!! Hope we get a break from the heat!!

  3. What a superbly lovely post, Mimi. I agree with you so much about the friendships formed over the blogosphere. And I love your little nook! It is most welcoming.

  4. Hi. As you were writing, 1:00AM was 10 PM here, still Wednesday. Another mystery. I’m reading this with my morning coffee. Off on a hike today. I hope you’re having a wonderful day. Hugs.

    Sent from my iPad

    1. Good morning and happy hiking today! And yes, when I’ve got my feet in Thursday and you were still in Wednesday. Mystery indeed…all I know is that I’m glad our moments in the present collide. Hugs

  5. Hi my precious pea, somehow this lovely missive slipped below my radar and I have just now discovered it. You are wise and wonderfully evocative in your musings, my dear…I was nodding my head vigorously in agreement throughout this post.

    You are right, this amazing blogosphere has imparted many gifts and permitted many long distance, virtual friendships, for which I am so very grateful. In truth, I marvel about the silken threads that have brought some very special people into my life, you chief among them. Thankful for such blessings… xoxoxo

  6. You are the writer, sweet friend, I just try to put two sentences together that make sense. But you are right – these threads have offered gifts of inestimable worth, and I too share in your gratitude and love…xoxo

    1. I’m sorry you’re struggling so, Joanne, and hope the coming days bring you some relief and ease. Sending you good thoughts…

  7. Your office looks magical. This is beautifully expressed — the quote from *The Little Prince *is so evocative, and I love the idea of traveling invisible miles through the ether together. Thanks for this inspiring post about our human connection.

    1. Hi – I have the gift of your friendship and proximity…I love that you know my little office. And we get to travel together – a journey that encourages connection and a gentle exploration into who we are…hugs

    1. Hi Eric! So happy to hear from you! I hope you’re well and that all around you is good and happy – or at the least, peaceful….💕

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